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Wildfire Climate Interactions Pose Long Term Problems
2013-05-22 10:46:39

The US Forest Service voiced its concern on Tuesday over the atmospheric effects of wildfire emissions on climate change, saying the issue is of great importance to scientists and policymakers alike.

2013-05-16 23:31:14

Electrical fires pose hazards not found with regular fires.

Satellites See Potential Wildfire Threats In SoCal
2013-05-14 08:26:11

An ongoing project using NASA and Indian satellite data has identified two factors that are creating a potentially volatile Southern California wildfire season.

How Plants Benefit From Forest Fires
2013-04-30 11:18:53

Forest fires are a major cause of plant death and destruction, but they can also be a source of life as some dormant seeds begin to germinate in the aftermath of a raging inferno.

Wildfires Can Burn Hot Without Ruining Soil
2013-04-24 08:52:48

When scientists torched an entire 22-acre watershed in Portugal in a recent experiment, their research yielded a counterintuitive result: Large, hot fires do not necessarily beget hot, scorched soil.

2013-04-13 23:02:53

Fires kill or injure thousands of people every year.

2013-04-12 23:19:24

Alonso Krangle LLP is reminding consumers of the dangers ceramic gel fuel fire pots.

2013-04-12 10:15:07

Airborne imaging technology developed at NASA and transferred to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service (USFS) in 2012 is being tested to prepare for this year's wildfire season in the western United States.


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2010-09-27 17:09:09

A Bunsen burner produces a single open gas flame; it is commonly found in labs - used for heating, sterilization, and combustion. Robert Bunsen, in 1852, was hired at the University of Heidelberg and promised a new laboratory building. Heidelberg had just started installing coal-gas street lighting which provided light but not necessarily heat. Laboratory lamps, at the time, left much to be desired regarding economy and simplicity. The desire was to maximize the temperature and minimize...

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cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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